The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 23 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 5.88% 2.63% 3.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.08% 2.70% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 5
Median daily rate £300 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% +3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.95 £42.00
% change year-on-year -4.06% +14.16%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 148 148 161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 96.73% 97.37% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 303 472
Median daily rate £317 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £260 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 67
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.75 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicester.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Leicester

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Leicester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Leicester

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Leicester

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicester region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Office 365
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) SCCM
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) SAP
4 4 (28.57%) Presales
4 4 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (28.57%) Line Management
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (21.43%) Retail
6 1 (7.14%) SAP Retail
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) Firewall
6 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.14%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 1 (7.14%) PLM
6 1 (7.14%) Broadband
6 1 (7.14%) LAN

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP MM
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Broadband
1 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) HSRP
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) MPLS
1 1 (7.14%) OSPF
1 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
1 1 (7.14%) VLAN
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
1 1 (7.14%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
1 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
1 1 (7.14%) IDoc
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
1 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (28.57%) Line Management
3 4 (28.57%) Presales
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Encryption
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) PLM
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
4 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Aruba
2 1 (7.14%) Avaya
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper
2 1 (7.14%) Meraki
2 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
2 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
2 1 (7.14%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds